Frye Knob Lookout Site
US 1543, NC 1
Frye Knob in 1930s

Frye Knob in 1930s

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1543, NC 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered September 12, 2013
Nominated by Bill Randolph
Location Nantahala National Forest
Swain County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 22.889' W 083° 24.859' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 22' 53" W 083° 24' 52"
N 35.381485° W 083.414323°
Elevation 4,495 ft (1,370 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Built in the 1930s, Frye Knob (Frye Mountain) fire tower was constructed like a 2-story house, with living accomodations on the ground floor and a fire lookout on the seocnd floor. The tower had a breathtaking view of the Bryson City valley.


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Former lookout site in 2013 (Peter Barr photo)

Former lookout site in 2013 (Peter Barr photo)